We’ve Seen the Future and It Sucks

Wine dispenser open for business at Wegmans

The PLCB has rolled out the first of its automated wine dispensers. The dispensers will be installed in grocery stores around the state and the 10-step process is sure to be the envy of the wine-buying world.

Le Kiosque Nouveau est arrive! [Why the PLCB Should Be Abolished]

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  • Joe K

    Absolutely ridiculous. “Hey let’s get some big expensive overly complicated machines to put in grocery stores instead of actually fixing the liquor code and allowing the stores to sell wine themselves!”

  • Food Phan

    I wonder how long those cuts really were? Actually, who cares, the liquor store wont breathalyze me.

  • Tex

    Well, I guess the PLCB could install one of these in all the BYOs that joined the coalition to sue it over the shop in Garces. That should satisfy them.

  • eldondre

    maybe it’s time we, as pennsylvanians, started selling wine illegally at retail outlets. this has gone on far too long. plcb must go. even the whole limited numbers of licenses is a bad idea. it should be about running a quality, responsible establishment not limiting the humber of establishments so a small number of people make excess profits.

  • Christian

    If these machines don’t work out, it can only be attributable to human error.

  • Sad. Just sad.

  • eJ

    Absolutely insane. I have to say that I was definitely not expecting the breathalyzer portion of the segment… or the part where a PLCB worker looks you up and down via camera. Scary.

  • orchidmask

    “Ground Control to Major Tom…”

  • MAC

    Just move to NJ!
    no City wage tax, low crime and all your takeout in one stop

  • Pete

    great machine if you’re trying to pick up legalized heroin. ridiculous if you’re trying to get something that goes with salmon.

  • JD

    Are you kidding me!!!!! a breathalyzer? This is idiotic..

  • Big R

    I used one of these kiosks at the giant.I didn’t think I would like it but I was wrong.It was like something from the future.I LOVE it .

  • Is he being PUNKED? this is the dumbest thing I have ever seen…all that effort when it would be so much easier to pick the bottle up and carry it to the checkout with your other stuff.

  • Right, Big R, as opposed to getting your wine from something from the past…like shelves.

  • Big R

    Suck it Lew!

  • No thanks, the kiosks are sucking enough for all of us…

  • Big R

    I used the kiosk again this weekend.It’s cool, everyone at the store loved it. Try it before you say you don’t like it. Why would you say it’s so bad before you use. Go to the store and see the reaction everyone has. Alcohol is the most abused drug.on the planet and should be heavily regulated.Wine is no different than any other DRUG.

  • Josh A

    If alcohol is such a dangerous drug, then why can we buy beer, with alcohol, from stores without going through a machine.

    Did you know you can buy beer at most grocery store’s in central PA? We were in State college and the Giant had a six pack selection.